Western art and fine arms are two genres of collecting that have been gaining significant ground on their traditional art contemporaries. Not only is John Ulrich’s masterpiece Winchester 1895 a meeting of those two collecting fields, but several other intersections as well.
It’s the combination of noted Western author Zane Grey and Master Engraver John Ulrich, and it’s the last of Winchester’s famous lever-actions made in the final days of the American West.
At a time when Western art was thriving, its best story teller was ordering a rifle from the definitive American rifle maker, embellished with art from one of America’s preeminent master engravers. If the era needed a representative piece or an exclamation point, this is it.
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00:02 – The World of Western Art
01:24 – Zane Grey, the Greatest and Most Prolific Storyteller of the American West
02:57 – John Ulrich, Another Great American Artist
03:22 – Zane Grey’s Engraved & Gold Inlaid Winchester Model 1895 Rifle (Lot 15)
06:01 – Western Art Value
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